When you boot up Steam as often as we do, you start to notice a trend. Contrary to popular belief, PC games are expensive. And not only are they expensive, a lot of these titles don’t last long enough to justify a price tag five times that of a movie ticket. When your budget confines you to one or two games a year, the Call of Duty’s and Assassin’s Creed’s of the world become less enticing, and you start thinking about free games and how to obtain them.
Though in the past, you may have been convinced that downloading legally questionable files from dubious sources was the only way to score games for free, we’re here to tell you that you can play the 45 best free games without upsetting your ISP. What’s more, many can be played online with friends, so if you have a group of people who also don’t want to spend a fortune on gaming, you can start organizing clans on Discord or TeamSpeak right now.
From massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) such as Star Wars: The Old Republic to strategic collectible card games along the lines of The Elder Scrolls: Legends, there is a lot to love among our assortment of the best free games that money can’t buy. Plus, given that we’ve invested time into each of these titles, you can – in good faith – trust our opinions.
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